George Gordon Dustan Salmon

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) George Gordon Dustan Salmon, D.S.C., R.N. (23 May, 1889 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Portsmouth, the son of Inspector of Machinery C. Salmon, R.N...

Salmon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1912.

Appointed to Superb on 14 February, 1913. A Court Martial on 12 October, 1914 found that Salmon had neglected hisduty in not keeping the middle watch. He was reprimanded, but did not leave Superb until being appointed to join Ramillies as she was being completed on the Clyde. In July, he was sent to await the completion of PC 62, to assume command upon her commissioning.

After leaving P.C. 62 in March 1918, Salmon served in Bellerophon and Temeraire before being apointed to the light cruiser Dauntless on 18 July, 1919. He would be Court Martialed again on 26 November 1919 for forsaking his station. The charge was proved and Salmon was sentenced to be dismissed H.M. Service. This sentence was anulled, however, but Salmon was told he would not be offered another appointment and that he should retire, which he did in accordance with provisions of Order in Council of 13 May, 1901, receiving a naval pension of 150 pounds per annum, effective from 12 May, 1920.

Salmon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 October, 1920.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. PC 62
18 Aug, 1917[1] – 22 Mar, 1918
Succeeded by
Frank E. Woodward


  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396g.